The kids are encouraged to treat one another as a family member, rather than as just a class mate. It really helps them to build more interpersonal relationships with one another, and it carries over into their home life as well.
The kids are given the homework assignments that they need in order to learn the material, but it's not such an amount as to be overwhelming. The teachers recognize the need for small children to have downtime when they're at home with family.
We love Poly Elementary! The teachers and staff are extraordinary, and the parent participation is priceless! Great learning environment too. Kids don't get lost in the shuffle, but rather are given the time and attention they need in order to succeed. We chose our home based, in large part, on this school, and are so glad we did!
In Billings, Montana, Poly Elementary is one of the top elementary schools . The teachers are exceptional and the PTA is very active with the school. They spinster many extra-curricular activities including chess club, Spanish club, art club, physical fitness programs and more!
My kids have been at Poly for four years now. Kevin Croff is an excellent principal and truly sets the tone for the school. He wants the kids to succeed. He will take any opportunity possible to get to know the kids and their families. This includes: covering cross walk duties on Poly, walking the morning loop with the kids and mingling with the parents after school (in addition to all of his responsibilities as principal). The teachers are just as caring and compassionate. I would not want my children at any other elementary school in Billings.
I have two children that have had the privilege to attend Poly Drive Elementary and I am delighted with the school. It is everything you wish for in a school: caring and engaging teachers and principal's, a vibrant PTA, many extracurricular activities, a neighborhood that loves its kids. The only negative is that the kids have to go to middle school after 6th grade!